It started with a love and enchantment of the beautiful Guatemalan clothing textiles, combined with a desire to give back to the amazing Mayan community that so lovingly creates these works of art, which has resulted in Ixchel Textiles.
It is only appropriate that the proceeds from the sale of these stunning items be returned to the people from which they came. We do so in our assistance through the organization Mayan Families. This assistance includes school sponsorships, family support, and weaving classes for young girls in an effort to keep the weaving tradition alive for future generations.
We are not professional textile appraisers or experts, but we have learned much from living in Guatemala and working with the Maya people. The information that we have is ‘direct from the source’. We hope you enjoy these beautiful items as much as we do!
A note about our items:
The textiles that we purchase come directly from the women that make or wear these items and that they are made with the intent to be worn and be pleasing to their owner. They are not created with ‘textbook’ or ‘historical’ patterns and designs in mind. The designs are what the women like, not always what has been designated as specific for a region. Mostly, they reflect the regions from where they come, but often there are influences from surrounding areas, designs and textures that the women have seen and liked, that are incorporated into the garments. This is what makes these garments one-of-a-kind and beautifully unique!